September 3, 2008

McCall Smith Backs STV’s Scottish Lovejoy Plans

EDINBURGH-BASED author Alexander McCall Smith is backing a new Scottish version of the 1980s TV show Lovejoy.

A pilot for the show - which would follow the adventures of an Edinburgh antiques dealer and her young assistant - has been written by McCall Smith.

Among those understood to be in the frame for the lead roles are Harry Potter star Shirley Henderson and the Green Wing's Michelle Gomez.

Eric Coulter, head of drama at STV, said: "The drama brings Alexander's particular view of life, which is optimistic."

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